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Herbert Herget

 (1885 - 1950)
Herbert M. Herget was active/lived in Missouri.  Herbert Herget is known for western-Indian genre painting, archaeological illustration.

Herbert Herget

Herbert M. Herget was an archaeological painter for National Geographic magazine.  I have copies of National Geographic, which include his work from 1935 to 1951.  He did not live to see his last major project published in the magazine in 1951.  The subject of Herget's illustrations in that posthumous issue was "ancient Mesopotamia, a light that did not fail." 

Following is a quotation from the 1951 magazine describing the artist:

"In the paintings by H.M. Herget, the facts about a complex civilization that lasted several thousand years were compressed and arranged in chronological sequences from remote to prehistoric times down to the middle of the first millennium B.C.

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About  Herbert Herget

Born:  1885 - Missouri
Died:   1950
Known for:  western-Indian genre painting, archaeological illustration